processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
4GB 1067 MhZ DDR3
startup Disk Macintosh HD
I tried this twice, it didnot work. The screen flashes blue but it doesnot show up on the external screen. When I open Display tab in System preferences, it doesn't show the arrangement tab nor the mirror box.
It is still the same problem. Why did this start happening all of a sudden while it used to work fine before? and Why didnot your technique work? What else can we try?
The monitor is an ACER but I also have the same problem with the HD TV. Both used to work using an HDMI connected to the white square adapter that comes with the laptop. mini VGA?
I have 2 different HDMIs on each and so it is not the cable and it is not the external monitor, because both of those used to work before. Do I have to pay everytime I ask one question? this is getting quite expensive for the same question. Do you think you can help?
ok, it says 22 minutes. oh it just turned green
repair in process
Is it ok if I have 2 external drives connected to the laptop while this repair is happening?
it is estimating 42 min.
it says permissions repair complete.
I will double check on the connections, but I have tried that too before. It doesnot make sense when I've moved the laptop to another power outlet and connected it through another HDMI to the TV and got the same solution. There must be something else.
I have a G5 tower that i barely use anymore, but we can try. it used to connect to 2 screens, but I can;t remember what connections I used.
shall I turn it on and connect the adapter in the back? I think I only have 1 monitor that has an HDMI port.
oh you're right, the adapter will not work.
the adapter says Dynex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter
ok, working on that now.
ok now what. it's not even detecting the external display at all. I kept the connection, the adapter and the power all plugged in while I restarted after I reinstalled Leopard.
do you have other tricks up your sleeve?
just reconfirming that it is the same situation. it wasn't detecting and it still is not detecting. what do we do?
Intel HD Graphics:
Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics
VRAM (Total): 288 MB
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x0046
Revision ID: 0x0018
gMux Version: 1.9.21
Status: No Display Connected
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M:
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0a29
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 3560
Resolution: 1440 x 900
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
I doubt it, the ports look clean. I rarely transport my laptop and especially not this adapter. It is the original adapter I received when purchasing the laptop 2 years ago.
if you think it is a possibility it is the adapter, I can either buy a new adapter, or borrow one from a friend and try that. if it is not the adapter, then what could be wrong?
Why do so many people say online they have the same problem?
ok this will have to wait a couple of days. and NO i don't have applecare. it might be like those folks say online, that it is a bug that Apple needs to fix. so may be there is nothing I can do about it. I just have the give up on the notion of using an external monitor. What a shame.
thanks for trying
so if I tried the adapter on my friend's system and it does work? Then it means it is the hardware? and in that case, is there anything that could be done?
ok thank you for now. This was hard work so far today
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